Self Care

Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

  The people of Denmark are considered some of the happiest in the world. It’s thought that the practice of Hygee (hoo-guh), which is loosely translated as “cosiness”, is not just a way of life, it’s a state of mind. “The closest word would have to be coziness, but that doesn’t really do it justice,”… Continue reading Hygee: Bring More Coziness Into Your Home

Self Care

Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

The end of Daylight Savings Time in most of the United States this weekend means shorter days and along with that, for 10 million Americans, comes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Another 10-20% of the population suffers from a more mild form of SAD, and it’s 4 times more common in women than men. Many people who… Continue reading Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

Organized and Productive Living

Organized Living: Deciding Where to Begin

Once you’ve decided to live a more organized life, it can be hard to know where to begin. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. I wrote a recent post on dealing with the overwhelm when it comes to organization, but that doesn’t help with  day-to-day living. If you read my post on spring cleaning I… Continue reading Organized Living: Deciding Where to Begin

Organized and Productive Living

Does Organization Have You Feeling Overwhelmed?

If you are new to organized living, or if your life circumstances have kept you from keeping organization a priority in your life (I’m looking at you college, jobs, kids, and chronic illness), you may feel overwhelmed with the whole idea. Stores dedicate entire sections to organization. Websites are devoted to the practice, as are magazines.… Continue reading Does Organization Have You Feeling Overwhelmed?

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31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

  Allie Brennan said, “Sometimes opposites attract, and find out they’re not as opposite as they thought.” Being an organized person can have a downside. You may live with people who are, let’s say, less committed to being organized than you are. They might be children who haven’t been properly trained in the ways of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: You Can Always Shut the Door

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31 Days of Organization: The Key to Good Organization is Flexibility

There’s a quote that says, “Nothing is permanent except change.” Just because you have an area or a room, or even your entire house organized a certain way doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. You are entitled to change your mind as many times as you want until you are satisfied that things… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: The Key to Good Organization is Flexibility

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31 Days of Organization: Be Prepared for Whatever Might Come

One of the aspects of organized living is thinking ahead and being prepared for whatever might come  your way. Not in a all the bad things are going to happen and I need to be prepared for each one kind of way. That’s a little extreme. Instead, you need to think about what kind of… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Be Prepared for Whatever Might Come

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31 Days of Organization: Progress Not Perfection

We’re all looking for the perfect system to organize our stuff. The one solution that will solve all our problems and lead us down the path to homemaker happiness. Want to know the secret? There isn’t one. No single method or storage system or “guaranteed solution” is going to work for everyone, or even the… Continue reading 31 Days of Organization: Progress Not Perfection